I am just retiring an HP ML350 G5 server, but would like to use it for
things, which can afford longer downtimes.

I thought of installing SLES11 64-bit on that machine, because most of
the things I want to do are supported on that OS platform. But
SLES11SP2 is quite new compared to the server - at least HP claims,
that it's Smart Array driver for SLES11SP2 does work for the builtin
array controller. But SC44Ge (=LSI168e) sas controller connected to the
tape drive isn't really clear.

Should that be working and survive some kernel updates or can that get
problematic?

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W. Prindl